About Pindrop

Pindrop Press is a boutique poetry press based in Kent, England.

If you would like to purchase a copy of any of our books, please visit the author’s pages. If you would like to order more than one book and/or require a trade discount, please email the order to pindroppress@gmail.com — thank you.

2011, our first year in business, was a real success. Our inaugural title, The Suitable Girl,┬áby South African poet Michelle McGrane, was followed by Pepek the Assassin from Joyce Ellen Davis, Dale Favier’s Opening the World , as well as To Know Bedrock by Sharon Black and Snow Child — a follow-up to Forward Prize Best First Collection shortlisted How to Pour Madness into a Teacup by Abegail Morley.

In 2012, we had a very exciting line-up: Sarah Salway’s fabulous first collection You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book sold like hotcakes — get your own copy and enjoy her prize-winning poetry. Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a strong new voice in British poetry. She is only 21 and already has a pamphlet to her name and in this year Pindrop brought out her first full collection, Last March — a project commissioned by the Scott Polar Research Institute to mark the centenary of Scott’s final expedition. Much-lauded poet Cherry Smyth’s third collection Test, Orange was next to launch and became one of the stand-out collections of the year. Graham Burchell’s wonderful collection The Chongololo Club was followed by Rethabile Masilo’s impressive debut collection, Things That are Silent. We also published Emer Gillespie’s excellent first collection The Instinct Against Death.

2013 saw the publication of poet Alicia Stubbersfield’s fourth collection, The Yellow Table in January. Alicia was one of the judges for the 2012 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. Please visit her page to read more. We then launched Garry Ely’s exquisite debut collection Angel Visits and Abegail Morley’s second Pindrop title, Eva and George – Sketches in Pen and Brush, a superb series of poems spoken in the imagined voice of Eva Peters, wife to German satirical artist George Grosz, launched. The line-up for 2013 finished with the stunning debut from Zeeba Ansari: Love’s Labours.

In 2014, Pindrop was delighted to publish Struck by the talented Anna Saunders as well as Jeremy Page’s wonderful collection Closing Time.

Publisher Jo Hemmant worked as a journalist and editor for many years before beginning to write more creatively. Her first collection, The Light Knows Tricks, is available from Doire Press.


*Banner photo, Thumbtack Art, by Doug. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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